Anorexia Nervosa Disorder
Possible Causes of Anorexia Nervosa Disorder
According to the Mayo Clinic, a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors may cause Anorexia Nervosa. Eating disorders often run in families and people may have a genetic tendency toward perfectionism. In addition, emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Young women starve themselves for long periods of time, yet they remain convinced that they need to lose more weight. Peer pressure contributes to eating disorders, especially young women have a distorted image of their body. Young people are definitely influenced by the media, movies, or celebrities.
Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa Disorder
- Extreme weight loss
- Chronically fatigued
- Thin appearance
- Dizziness or fainting
- Abnormal blood counts
Common Myths Or Misconceptions About Anorexia Nervosa
- Parents are the cause of Anorexia Nervosa.
- Eating disorders are a matter of choice or lifestyle.
- People at a a normal body weight cannot have an eating disorder.
- Getting better is just a question of eating.
- Eating disorders are primarily about food.
- Only teenage girls have eating disorders.
Eating disorders are about food and behaviors. People of all ages struggle with eating disorders; they may begin during early years but there are also older women who struggle with eating disorders.
Credentials and Requirements Needed to Treat Eating Disorders
In addition to degree requirements, some states require a license. For example, a certification from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
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